Invasive Species

Jeffrey Toser
Canoe England – Canoeing Development

National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

From: nnss (AHVLA)
Sent: 28 August 2014 17:17
Subject: Free Check Clean Dry materials – help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals in British waters

Dear all, killer_shrimp Invasive Species
Please help prevent the spread of Invasive Species by supporting the Check Clean Dry campaign and disseminating free awareness raising materials.
Invasive species such as the Killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus, can have a damaging impact on British plants, animals and ecosystems – by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food, and through direct predation.
The Check Clean Dry campaign ( was developed to raise awareness of the impacts of these species, and prevent their spread by promoting good biosecurity amongst recreational water users and anyone working in the aquatic environment. Awareness raising materials, including posters, leaflets and identification guides, are available from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (, see links below:

Check Clean Dry materials:
Identification guides for over 60 species:

To order materials, contact Note, there is no charge for materials or postage.

Please pass this email onto anyone who may be interested.

Best wishes,
The GB Non-native Species Secretariat
GB Non-Native Species Secretariat
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ
+44 (0)1904 406612

Help stop the spread of invasive non-native species: Check-Clean-Dry and Be Plant Wise
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)
Could you access the material from their website, and make your members, staff and users aware.